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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been diving for 25 years, but this was our first trip to Bonaire. Bruce and the Carib Inn made it effortless. Staff was always there to help, but most importantly, for seasoned divers, stayed out of the way unless you needed anything. The entire 8...More

Thank Dan S
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and we are all very happy you enjoyed your stay and diving here on Bonaire. . See you again next timer!

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

A shout out to Bruce Bowker! He is one of the pioneers of scuba diving in Bonaire. For example, from others I had heard that he explored and named a few of the northern sites, including Rappel, where he and others actually rappelled down a...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you and always happy to keep people diving with gear repairs when I can.

Reviewed April 9, 2018

The Carib Inn is a treasure for anyone in Bonaire. It has a full dive shop and 2 boat trips daily. No more than 8 people on the boat. Wonderful for divers and snorkelers and also people who want to lounge by the pool. Many...More

Thank Susan U
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so very much for the positive review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at the Carib Inn.

Reviewed March 26, 2018

My husband and I did a quick private dive while visiting Bonaire on a cruise ship back in Dec 2017. Kristi was our dive master and she was excellent!!! My husband's ears would not clear so he went and dove on his own but she...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded March 31, 2018

Very happy you enjoyed you dive. Kristi said it was a pleasure to show you the reef in front of the Carib Inn. There is certainly a lot more to see and we hope you return for a much longer stay.

Reviewed March 9, 2018

Bruce is awesome! So many divers rave about Bruce and his knowledge and skills with dive gear repairs. We stopped in at the end of the week to have him service our regs. He fully explained any issues that he found and ensured we understood....More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded March 11, 2018

Thank you. Always trying to keep divers diving! Carib Inn staff look forward to your next visit..

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
$100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
$100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
For dinner in town try Wil's Restaurant. Really good food.
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"4 oceanfront rooms, but all rooms a 2 minute walk from the shore"
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"Book early because the Carib Inn has a very high return rate and rooms/apartments are often booked out months..."
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"If you want a view and to be close to the docks the bungalow is great."
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"Rooms other than 1 and 2 are closer to water, but all were clean and well cared for."
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